Identify the infectious agent (pathogen)–for example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite

Imagine that you have been assigned to do a monthly, factual, health blog as the health educator at a community health center.. You are to provide insight on a current epidemic disease.

Write a 700- to 875-word professional blog on a current epidemic illness.

Visit the following websites and identify an illness that is currently considered to be an epidemic in at least one part of the world that has implications for you community:

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  • Center for Disease Control:
  • National Institutes of Health:
  • World Health Organization:
  • Public Health:NPR:

Address the following in your blog

  • Identify the infectious agent (pathogen)–for example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite.
  • Explain how the infectious agent is transmitted through the human population.
  • Explain the immune system’s role in protecting the body from disease
  • Describe the clinical symptoms, duration of the disease and treatment if any.
  • What steps can be taken to reduce the risk of becoming infected.
  • What are the recommendations for preventing further outbreaks? Include individual as well as environmental precautions and methods.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Utilize at least 3 academic sources. Do not use sources such as Wikipedia.

Include a thoughtful introduction and conclusion.